We're as excited today as the next Manhattan fag and fag hag that Christine Quinn was just elected City Council speaker, becoming, as the Times dutifully reports, the first openly gay person to hold such a high-ranking position.

(Someplace, we're sure, Democrat-turned-Republican Manhattan borough president candidate Brian Ellner is crying in the arms of his partner, Simon, who we're equally sure is not allowed to say anything in response. And someplace else, Ed Koch is no doubt silently thanking the Times for the strategic use of "openly.")

Nothing withstanding all that, we can't help but wonder: Has Charlotte Rae been booked yet for the inevitable Logo biopic?

New Council Speaker Christine Quinn Takes the Good, She Takes the Bad

OK, fine. And we're also a little sad Quinn didn't run for city council up in Peekskill.

Next Council Speaker in New York Is a Doer and a Trailblazer [NYT]